When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong.
A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.
If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
The two best times to fish is when it's raining and when it ain't.
Whether I caught fish or not, just the thrill of rolling out that line and watching my fly turn over has been good enough for me. That and the hundreds of treasured memories I have of this wonderful sport.
I've gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, it will sooner or later become the right fly.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
The solution to any problem -work, love, money, whatever -is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.
I think I fish, in part, because it's an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret.
Best fishing in troubled waters.
The man who goes fishing gets something more than the fish he catches.
The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
The best fisherman I know try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them.
The biggest fish he ever caught were those that got away.
They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore.
Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my daddy.
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